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St Edward's Senior School
Cheltenham,
Group status: Our Shadowers' Assembly this morning explaining about the Carnegie and what shadowing involves

Making a start with the 2017 shortlist

Our new Group making our first choices and keen to start shadowing this year's shortlisted books.

Wolf Hollow by Liliana
Wolf Hollow was an amazing book and I strongly recommend it to everyone. The ending was quite sad, though.( NO SPOILERS!) My favorite character was . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Charlie
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD This is a funny and interesting book with lots of comedy in it like, 'Hi. I'm in your life now and you have to save the earth . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Bee
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would have hoped to. I think it is for a younger reading age. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Bee
Lots of Information in this read. Wouldn't have read this book if it hadn't of been on Carnegie book but I'm glad I did. . . .
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Railhead by Bee
I don't usually read Sci-Fi books but I'm glad I read this book. Good plot. I enjoyed this book . . .
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Beck by Bee
Really Good Read. There were a few mistakes but overall well written . . .
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Beck by Fergus
This book has very mature content, involving race relations and sexual abuse. Although it is a good book, I would only recommend it to someone mature . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Fergus
A really interesting book. A great read. Although it is quite sad, it still has a satisfying conclusion. . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Fergus
A very sad book. Hard to read at the beginning, but gets easier as it goes on. . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Fergus
A very sad book. A bit confusing, but try it if you want a wartime read. . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Fergus
A very nice read. It was quiet sad, but also funny at times. I would recommend it for someone who likes the sci-fi genre. . . .
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Railhead by Adam
It was a really good book because I am not a fan of slow starting books, but this book started off straight into the action - being chased by a drone . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mickey
This book is an excellent book. Even though it looks like a younger reader book it is not, and I would recommend it to anybody of all ages. The thing . . .
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Railhead by Fergus
Great book. I would highly recommend it to fans of the sci-fi and adventure genres. . . .
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Beck by Mrs Hirst
I have mixed feelings about this book. I am cross that a book in this age-range is in the shortlist, essentially excluding it from most of our shadow . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Bee
Good read. I liked how it includes the story that he tells . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bee
Really well written. A good read. Would definitely recommend. Extremely detailed. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Fergus
A very good read. If you are into murder mystery and dark themes, you will love this book. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs Hirst
A good book. I never knew about the Rohingya people - so the book is definitely an eye-opener, especially in relation to Australia's treatment of ref . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Hirst
I struggled to get into this book initially, but it really picks up after about 30 pages in. It is written in a very expressive and lyrical way. I l . . .
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Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of